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Mystery - Tankers or Bulkers
When I have a picture of a ship, where I don't know the name of it, or other information, then it will appear here.
If you have information of that ship, then please E-mail to me for that information.  ( aukevisser@gmail.com )

All solved mysteries will be removed with the next update in January, 2015 !!

PHOTO  1:
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"PICO VI", unfortunatel we do have no further info about her. the photograph must be taken in the early 30-ties at the Klybeck Quay in Basel.
Any information greatly welcome. She was maybe a Rosslau built sister of the "PICO III" ? PICO III became later the Lloyd owned BLAUEN.

PHOTO  2:
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Someting like "??kko Maru".
Ian Thomas wrote to me : Photo 2 is of a tanker owned by the Nissho Shipping Co. Ltd. - Japan it looks like NIKKO MARU
but this one is very difficult to get right.

PHOTO  3:    ( Still searching )
   photo Sanko_zps9fa37dc8.jpg
Here an unkown Sanko tanker, anyone ??
( Photo thanks to Gerald Smrsch )
Some suggestions came in :
A: Ryuko Maru, see photo below.
B: Gekko Maru Ex Golden Daffodill
C: Taisho Maru.
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"Ryuko Maru".
( Airfoto Malacca )

PHOTO 4 :    ( NEW )   ( Almost Solved !! )
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Here another tanker, photo probably taken while she was renamed.
( Photo thanks to Gerald Smrsch )
Mats Saether wrote to me : is one of the 208.000 dwt early VLCCs under construction at HDW in Kiel.
She is seen exiting the dock. I assume the photo is taken from the top of the gantry crane.
I believe it is perhaps “Texaco Europe“, “Texaco North America” or a sister. The Shell tankers built there in the
same period did not have the two light towers on the deck between the front mast and the manifold.
 photo TexacotankeratKielYard_zps04e10e30.jpg
Notice the TEXACO name on the hull !
( Photo thanks to Mats Saether )